7.29.2010

How cute are you?!

I've been feelin' a bit under the weather lately--bummer huh. Who gets sick in the summer anyway?! Well, while I've been laying flat on my back on the couch, indulging in daytime tv and hot tea, I have been doing a little online browsing at shoes (are you surprised?). The Anthropologie site has been catching my eye in particular, with all of their vintage-inspired looks and classic shoe trends--how cute are you, Anthro?! Check out these boots that I'm especially diggin'...

These chestnut leather Bowtied-Beauty Boots are beyond adorable, with just a slight heel for some added height. Three dainty bows right up the side, along with a side zipper to snug you in. I love how high they are too--bound to be cute with my favorite skinny jeans on a cool fall day. Super feminine and full of chic style.
Try these Crossweave Boots on for size--they sport basketweave-textured leather, with a sweet round-toe, and a lovely 4" wooden clog-ish heel. These boots are easy on / easy off with their pull-on construction, and are sure to become your autumn weather fave.

I think I'm ready for fall--how 'bout you?!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.26.2010

Winnin' my heart back

Remember Jessica Simpson's famous "is it tuna or is it chicken" statement back in the days of beginning reality tv? If you missed this awesome episode of MTV's Newlyweds with 98-degrees-Nick, please feel free to catch up to mainstream society here. For some reason, that less-than-lovely confession of confusion on Ms. Simpson's part scarred me. I totally wrote that blond off! But I do have to say that lately, J has been winnin' my heart back with her consistently amazing Jessica Simpson Collection label. The brand is jam-packed with awwwwesome shoes, accessories, handbags, and more! My latest fave is Jessica Simpson's denim line--newly released and what a bargain! Well, now thru 8/1, the tuna-fish-lovin' lady is offering 20% off your purchase (promo code 20BACK), and in honor of that discounted deal, I wanted to show off a few of my favorite kicks.

I LOVE it when I find a great pair of red heels. Sucha treat! But sometimes it's a real challenge to find just the right shade of red--not too loud & cheap...not too boring & drab. Well I think this 'Chili patent' is right on the money in these 'Taneala' heels! A great basic pump that's got that umph of color and texture (cute cork platform).
Clog season is still hangin' in there--summer's not yet over and they are certainly fall-appropriate shoes! Jessica's 'Winsy' clogs are among my top 3 list of outstanding clogs! They've got that texture-y reptile-embossed leather and a sturdy buckle detail--all wrapped up on a brass studded platform.
Zip 'em up (or at least pretend to) with these chic peep-toe 'Ellep' zipper heels! Standing tall with a 5-inch heel, you'll be lovin' your all-leather pumps--heading to work and then to happy hour with some killer kicks on!
Soooo many cute flat sandals out there this summer--it's been hard for me to resist buying all of them! You can never have enough summery flats though, right? I mean come on, you need some that are more casual...some that are more dressy but still comfy...the list goes on and on! Pretty sure these adorable 'Jeko' flats can go on your pedicured feet for any occasion though--100% lovable leather and some great gold hardware details. Score.
Admit it now, Jessica Simpson's got style!

xoxo,
holly in heels

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7.22.2010

Shootie Booties

In honor of the cloudy weather outside my California window this morning, as well as the killa' 20% off savings on all sale items going on at Piperlime.com (ends today! enter promo code EXTRA20), I wanted to show off a few ultra cute styles for fall--or as I affectionately call them: shootie booties. Short & sweet, with that sorta boyfriend-look, and jam packed with buckles, studs and zipper details, it's about time you get to shoppin' for fall (it's really just right around the corner now!).

For starters, lookie here at these Hive & Honey 'Marlen' ankle boots--100% leather on a just-right 3 1/2" stacked heel. I, of course, really dig the braided tie detail at the ankle, making these very J.Crew-esque boots something that will go with everything in your fall wardrobe. A great staple at a great price!
Or whaddya think of Kenneth Cole Reaction's 'Cheap Trick' open-toe bootie?! All leather--from the lining to the outsole and the upper--you'll be walkin' in 3-inches of pure quality & style! I think my absolute fave part of this peep-toe bootie is that scrunched material that runs up the foot to the ankle. It's so cozy and relaxed, making these 'Cheap Trick's easy to pair with a fall dress or even your favorite jeans.

Wicked is just what these Chinese Laundry 'Wicked' ankle boots are (to my poor bank account that's seen a lotta shoe-purchasing action lately!). The dark black leather with that sassy ruching detail at the golden zipper closure, woooowee! They'll wickedly give you a little height too, with a 4" heel and 3/4" hidden platform.
Savor your summer, but don't forget that fall's almost here!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.19.2010

Meet me on Monday!

Good morning & happy Monday, readers! I had an amazingly fun weekend once again--saw the movie Inception (with my beloved Leo DiCaprio) and then had friends from out of town come visit! Also went wedding dress shoppin' with my lovely soon-to-be sis-in-law! True summer weekend. What did you do this weekend?

Welllllll, lately I've been thinking about how delightful it is to get to know the authors of the blogs I follow...and then I came across this cute cute idea on the Cabootique blog called 'Meet me on Monday'! Loved it. Tryin' it. Enjoy!

1. What do you normally eat for breakfast? Eggs (scrambled) & deeeelicious turkey bacon...and of course coffee, yum.
2. What kind of car do you drive? Red-hot Honda Civic Coupe (my best friend named her Jessica Rabbit, haha).

3. Have you ever met a famous person(s)? Haven't shaken hands with a famous person, no (never like to bombard them), but I DID recently sit in the same restaurant as the hilarious Seinfeld star Jason Alexander as well as hot hot soccer stud Landon Donovan--both on my Vegas trip a few weeks ago!
4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? I may be showing my true colors here, but I can never get enough of Chocolate Brownie ice cream from Rite Aid. No lie.
5. Which TV Channel do you watch the most? Sounds booore-ing, but I think abc is the most-watched channel in my household...abc is home of my faves like The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy, and Modern Family.

Oh yeah, and I like shoes. Now your turn--tell me a bit about you, my friends!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.14.2010

Platform Pretty


Did anyone else (above the age of 18) watch the series finale of The Hills last night? I sure did! Went to Taco Tuesday with my main man and afterward, he generously let me curl up on the couch and hog the tube for a few hours of my MTV-junkfood. I have to say, it is the end of an era (an era of reality tv my blood pressure & I can surely do without), and it was indeed an interesting ending! Well on The Hills Aftershow the lovely L.A. ladies were all proudly sportin' their best platforms and it got me all MTV-inspired to do a little post-show write up...



Some of you may know after looking at one of my recent posts that I most def have a sick obsession with these Jessica Simpson 'Waleo' Pumps. I keep thinking about them...keeping the last tab on my Firefox browser open on them...I think I'll soon have to breakdown and hit 'add to bag'! I'm feelin' the nude leather color right now--a color bound to make my 5'4"-frame look a tad longer. Not to mention this 5" heel and 1 1/4" platform might help! Haha, ya think?
Comin' in a close 2nd to the JS 'Waleo's is this curvy Steve Madden 'Caryssa' Platform Pump--measuring at that same heel & platform height, but with a slightly more rounded toe. I'd say this is more of an "LC" (aka Lauren Conrad) shoe, wouldn't you?! Classic & soft but still a big edgy.
Speakin' of Lauren's...feast your eyes on these incredible Lauren Jones 'Vicki' Open Toe Pumps! Shimmery & satin all the way up to the peep-toe front, these double-mint platform stilettos make heads spin! With a 5 1/4" heel and a lofty 1 1/2" platform, you best be on your good behavior in these or you'll take a big (yet stylish) spill! But hey, a little tilting risk is nothing compared to how good you'll look!

Standing at a manageable 4 3/4" heel with a 1" platform,
BCBG's 'Estrella' Platforms are true Whitney Port style--unpredictably fresh & fashion forward. Brightly colored leather, stitched up and given sharp cutout detail...I'm wow'd. I can just picture myself in these cool summer pumps for the entire month of July (or what's left of it!). Hot hot hot.
...now all we have to do is find out which platforms Brody would like best, hmmmm!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.12.2010

Winner Winner, chicken dinner!

Ahhhh, after a long and FUN weekend in Vegas for one sweet b-ette party, I'm happy to be back announcing the winner of my Hem Gems giveaway! Mia Schneider you are the lucky gal who gets to take home some sweet little jean accessories that allow you to adjust the length of their jeans in a flash--and give you the freedom to wear fave jeans with flats or heels! Love it.

The rest of ya, don't forget to check out the Hem Gem goodness for yourselves by visiting the Hem Gems website, 'Like'-ing Hem Gems on Facebook, or even following them on Twitter! While you're addit, why don'tcha just go ahead and become a fan of Holly in Heels on Facebook and a follower on the beloved Twitter.

Ooo, and speakin' of WINNERS...no I didn't win anything in Las Vegas this weekend, but I did manage to take a few (tame) photos getting a shot of our lovely crew in our Vegas heels (mine included--yours truly, Holly in Heels, is the chica with the long dark hair & bangs!). Enjoy.

Here in White House | Black Market 'Black Lace Pumps'


I'm in ALDO 'SHARPS' sandals in pink. Sexy lil' bachelorette with the sash on is in Glint 'Gillian' Sandals in both above photos.


xoxo,
holly in heels

7.08.2010

Vegas & some news!

Well friends, I'm headin' out to Vegas today for a little bachelorette party fun! One of my oldest friends is tying the knot next month (in Hawaii!), so we must send her out with a bang! Actually, my plans are mainly to lay by the pool, sip cool cocktails, and dance the night away in some of my cutest shoes on (although I'm craving these Jessica Simpson 'Waleo' pumps in blue violet to take with me!). I just know it'll be a good time in the hot hot desert sun!

But before I go, I wanted to tell my lovely loyal readers (that's you!) a little piece of exciting news. I've got my first published-in-print piece out in one beautiful lifestyle mag called Locale Magazine (if you're not a fan on FB yet, do it to it!). It's really a fabulously designed piece of work--all of the pretty pages inside are dedicated to supporting and patronizing local business--a great mission in my mind! The article I wrote is called Locale Looks, featuring fun local hot spots and some of our favorite boutiques...page 85 baby! Here's a tiny sneak peek inside, but if you're lucky enough to spot it in Orange County, pick it up, and start shoppin' local!


xoxo,
holly in heels
P.S. a few more days for you to win some free stuff! ENTER NOW

7.07.2010

Boots for the Twihearted

Twilight fans, silence your cell phones, put down your 'Team Edward' signs and check this little sneak peak out! I just came across a fun Twihearted newsflash that sassy little Ashley Greene (one of the stylish 'Twilight' cast members) was spotted in the studded & chic '6.69' boot from Be&D's Pre-Fall 2010 line.Now normally, I'm no star-gazing shoe girl (actually not even a Twilight series lov'a), but Ms. Greene sure wears these studded boots well! I just couldn't help myself. A conservative 1/2-inch heel on these rocker girl boots is just right--and the best part is, you can fold down the top & convert into lower booties! They look uhhh-mazing with jeans of all shades since they're a great rich black leather.
The price on these is a bit too rich for my blood (insert vampire joke here) but maybe I can live vicariously through one of my wealthier readers! Ok, resume what you were doing...just wanted you to check these out with me. Happy Wednesday!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.06.2010

Mighty Aphrodite

Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, didn't see what was comin' once she spotted these drop-dead-gorgeous Vince Camuto 'Aphrodite Doe' heels! Check out this fiercely buckled-up peep toe sandal with it's one-of-a-kind cutout detail and status hardware. Woooowee, you can't go wrong with these Camutos when you're throwin' on any outfit--be it skinny jeans, linen shorts or a fabulous dress. And at 4 inches tall, you can see oh-so clearly the fashionista world that lives around you!
For a dressed-down version of the neutral strappy sandal, you just might wanna check out these Pour La Victoire 'Pascale' sandals. Made in the beautiful Brazil, these stunning camel-colored sandals boast soft pretty leather, edgy golden studs, and thin braided straps. What more could you want? Also standing at 4 ½-inches with a 1 ¼-inch platform you'll get fabulous height & impeccable style all at once!
Well m'lovelies...I do hope you all had a fun & happy 4th of July (why are fireworks so stinkin' fun?!)! Don't forget you have just under a week to enter my giveaway!

xoxo,
holly in heels

7.02.2010

Happy High Heel 4th!

So before I head out for a fun little 4th of July weekend in my sweet hometown, filled with hot summer nights, fireworks and champagne...I wanted to leave you all with a few RED, WHITE, & BLUE lovelies! It's my civic duty to do just that, isn't it?! Well, I'm 99% sure that girls all over this free land will be tossing on sassy sandals, wedges and heels to celebrate firework-filled BBQs and fun family celebrations. To inspire the red, white, & blue-wear I wanted to show ya these delicious patriotic kicks:

I'm majorly crushing on TOMS shoes right now (as you can see from one of my last posts and the 'Aira' Cordones). Well that crush continues with TOMS 'Calypso' wedge and the summery, candy-striped style that it boasts. This canvas peep-toe wedge is a comfy 3 1/2" high, and perfectly paired with your summa'time wardrobe. Plus, with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need (more TOMS info here).

It's just plain inevitable that I feature Jessica Simpson shoes--that girl has one of the cutest shoe lines my eyes have ever feasted on! For example, stop right now what you're doing and take a look at the Jessica Simpson 'Gaie' wedge. One great espadrille-style wedge with the cute jute detail all around a 4" heel...what more could ya want?!

Bettye Muller's 'Menu' wedge is another hot espadrille-inspired shoozie, wrapped up in raffia and tied with a bow! An easy-to-wear 2 1/2" wedge has a 100% satin upper and a sweet little silver buckle to close it all up and send you on your firecracker way! I don't know about you, but somehow it sweetens the deal that these Bettye Mullers are made in Spain (romantic, huh?)! You may not be heading to Espania for your holiday, but you can walk like a bonita in these wedges just the same!

Ok ok ok, BONUS blue shoe, because I'm wildly into blue shoes of all shades right now. Chinese Laundry's 'Keep Up' pump in gorgeous royal blue has stolen my high-heel heart! Ladies, I've seen these with my own two eyes (not just online) and trust me: they are stunning. Well worth your hard-earned dough they're ready to accompany you to any weekend event this summer (and can be a solid pump for spring too!). Saweeeet!
Hope you all have fun plans for the big-bang 4th of July weekend! Celebrate with some all-American fun and some fabulous heels to sweeten the deal!

xoxo,
holly in heels

P.S. Ohhh, and have you entered my giveaway yet??

7.01.2010

It's like Butter.

Butter Shoes is one of my favorite brands out there right now--I first spotted them about a year ago at a sweet little shoe boutique as I was passing through San Luis Obispo, CA (a great getaway spot!). The Butter brand stood out to my high heel-gazin' eyes like no other ones in that boutique--they popped with color and a very chic style to them. So in case you haven't heard of this amazing line, lemme take a minute to shed a little light on this buttery subject for ya...

Since its debut in 2007, Butter’s 'recipe for success' has evolved from the perfect peep-toe pump to chic, collectible skimmers and flats. These days, designer Nancy Geist and business partner Lee Riech continue to be dedicated to creating timeless shoes that can be reimagined each season, while keeping that perfect quality fit which has made Butter such a success! That's exactly what makes this line truly unique: the fit. Geist says, “We aren’t living in such a darling time anymore...there isn’t a car waiting for us every time we go out and sometimes we need to run in our heels.” Butter reflects this lovely & modern approach to fashion, which demands that a shoe be both functional and fabulous. Geist works super-duper hard to achieve thee most perfect shape and proportion in her shoes. “My shoes always look better on the foot,” she says. Once a pair o' beautiful Butter shoes is slipped on, it appears to have that oh-so perfect Cinderella effect!

Below are some of my personal picks from the Butter Shoes Pre-Fall 2010 Collection (brides: you might wanna check this Bridal Collection too, some gorgeous finds there!). If ya like these, then make sure you click a bit more, and check out Endless.com for the full Butter Shoes Collection on sale now (free shipping, ya'll!), OR find a store near you! Aaaand if you just haven't had enough Butter in your day yet, hit up the Butter Blog for more fashion tips and fun.

xoxo,
holly in heels

P.S. You still have time to enter my giveaway! Ya can't beat it!

'Social' heel

'Sister' t-strap heel

'Duffy' semi-caged heel

'Demi' heel

'Claudia' peep-toe

'Adria' wedge

'Amaya' wedge

'Damsel' boot

...more Butter Shoes on Endless.com!